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Neem, also known as curry leaves or curry patta, has been an integral part of our kitchen for as long as we can remember. But, if you believe that’s its place is only in your pantry, think again! Besides your food, your skin could also greatly benefit from this herb. You must’ve seen a lot of TV commercials that position neem as the one stop solution for blemished skin; the herb has been a common means to unlock clearer skin for ages together. And, there’s science to it; it’s not just another marketing gimmick. Keep reading to know the benefits of neem and three face masks recipes that you can try over the weekend.

 

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What Are The Benefits Of Neem?

The plant is packed with sundry properties that you could leverage for good, when 
embittered by unruly zits, itchiness and dullness on the skin – common occurrences during monsoons. Neem contains antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties plus it is packed with antioxidants, making the plant a perfect remedy for common skin woes like acne, pimples, rashes, dullness and more. And, that it is so easily accessible and affordable is an added bonus.

3 DIY Recipes

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Neem, Honey & Milk

For: Dry, Irritated Skin

When moisture-lacking skin slips into a zone of excess dryness coupled with acne, managing the skin can get tedious. A blend of zit-clearing neem with hydrating honey and milk can come to be a saviour. While neem heals pimples and irritation on the skin, milk exfoliates gently and honey infuses all the moisture.


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of crushed neem paste

1 tablespoon of honey

1 ½ tablespoons of milk


Method:

Mix them all and form a paste. Apply liberally and wash it off with lukewarm water. Hello, clearer and plumper skin!

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Neem, Multani Mitti & Yogurt

For: Oily, Acne-prone Skin

While neem does its job, multani mitti soaks up any additional oil. Yogurt maintains the softness of the skin and rosewater acts as a hydration support. The result is oil-free and smoother skin, sans a parched feeling. You can also use kaolin clay in place of multani mitti.


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of crushed neem paste

1 tablespoon of yogurt

¾ tablespoon of multani mitti (Fuller’s Earth)

½ tablespoon of rosewater


Method:

Transfer all of these ingredients in a bowl and whisk ‘em up well, to avoid lumps. Apply and wash it off in ten minutes with cold water.

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Neem, Turmeric & Tea Tree Oil

For: Severely Acne-prone Skin

When an acne or pimple swarm has gotten the better of your skin, you need a power-packed solution to come to the rescue. Enter the mix of turmeric and neem – both antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory, that aids with reducing stubborn acne and healing those areas too. You can add a drop of tea tree oil to boost the effects too.

PS: This is more like a spot treatment than a face mask for your entire face.


Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of crushed neem paste

1 drop of tea tree oil

1 teaspoon of turmeric

Method:

Mix all the three ingredients and form a thick paste. Apply only on areas affected with acne and wash it off with water. Make sure to moisturise the skin with a hydrating serum later.

Also read: Walnut Oil Is An Ayurvedic Beauty Hero. Here’s Why

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